Can a myth be true? Yeats, Lewis and Tolkien

Monday 28 September 2020

Recently in my paintings I have been exploring the romantic and mythic poetry of W B Yeats (see the paintings Cap and Bells; Silver Trout; Penny, Brown...

Why great art is useless

Saturday 12 September 2020

There is a popular polychrome sculpture of Oscar Wilde lounging on a rock at one corner of the grand eighteenth-century Merrion Square in Dublin. To...

Big cows and little cows: Father Ted on perspective

Tuesday 8 September 2020

In the comedy series Father Ted, the curate, Fr Dougal, is (characteristically) finding it difficult to understand why far away cows look smaller than...